Congratulations, Dr. Javon Rabb-Lynch, on defending your thesis “Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Couplings of Allylic Pivalates to Access All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters.” Best wishes for your postdoc at the Naval Research Labs!! We’ll miss you (and all your jokes)!
Congratulations to Megan Hoerrner, Kristen Baker, Corey Basch, and Earl Bampo for their Deaminative Arylation of Amino Acid-derived Pyridinium Salts! This method enables amino acids to be converted to propionic acid derivatives.
Congrats also to Kristen Baker, Diana Lucas Baca, Shane Plunkett, and Mitchell Daneker for their alkyl–alkyl cross-coupling of pyridinium salts with alkyl boranes generated in situ from alkene hydroboration! We submitted this one on Halloween, so Mitchell celebrated with a hot chocolate and dressing as a Dixie cup (see photo).